April 17 is the 223rd anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death in 1790, at the age of 84. We remember him well—particularly in Philadelphia.
As investigators seek to determine who killed three people and injured at least 176 using two bombs at Boston Marathon, domestic terrorism will be one of many theories discussed in a broad manhunt. But don’t expect talk about specific groups.
With gun control in the news, Lyle Denniston looks at the argument that a new constitutional amendment would be the only way to satisfy groups on both sides of the issue.
Constitution Daily looks at the possible swing Senate votes on the contentious issue of background checks for some gun purchases, and the key players in the floor debate.
Jonathan Rieder from Barnard College looks at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and how its values reflected the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence without mentioning those documents directly.
The Supreme Court said on Monday that it won’t consider a case that would clarify the right to own a firearm outside the home for lawful purposes such as self-defense.
The open fracture suffered by Kevin Ware during the recent NCAA basketball tournament was so horrific it brought his coach to tears. But can TV stations be punished for repeatedly showing the injury?
The Senate will debate new gun control laws and the Second Amendment for at least the next two weeks, so what should people expect in the historic debate?
Lyle Denniston looks at how the sequester could affect the ability of defendants to get justice in court if resources for public defenders are cut.
Talk of free Fox and Univision TV shows moving to cable as part of a legal brawl has experts pondering if viewers have any right to ask the FCC to block the moves. The answer may surprise you.